Monkeys, birds, reptiles, butterflies & so much more
With all the abundance of fruit and flowers, a wide variety of birds reside at or visit the farm. Parrots, tanagers, woodpeckers, orioles, flycatchers, green Ibis and many more. One may be lucky enough to see the exquisitely, small nests of the hummingbirds or at the other end of the scale, the 3-4’ long pendulous nests of the Montezuma Oropendulas.
In the shade of the stately old trees it is possible to see the resident troop of Howler monkeys, often with their babies and perhaps a sloth or iguana. Off the footpath, tiny colourful frogs can be seen, camouflaged among the fallen leaves.
A flower covered pergola forms a whimsical tunnel onto a hillside covered with bright red & pink gingers and colourful hibiscus that flower all year round. Butterflies and hummingbirds are constantly drawn to the nectar of these exquisite tropical flowers
Two fish-ponds have been created, home to small tropical fish, many varieties of frogs and dragonflies and covered with water-lilies. The caiman who resided there were caught by hand and relocated. The ponds are in an idyllic location, surrounded by many palms, cycads and enormous pandanus standing monstrously tall on their stilt roots.